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save up to $423. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> cuccinelli and the whole ticket is so scary. >> obviously oh, i'm going to be voting for jackson, for lieutenant governor, and cuccinelli for governor. >> we cannot stand another republican in an elective office. >> we have a really great candidate in ken cuccinelli. >> i believe in terry mcauliffe. >> i'm here to support ken cuccinelli. >> we need terry mcauliffe in the governor's mansion. we absolutely have to have him. >> we hope to never hear the name cuccinelli again after tuesday. >> welcome back to "the ed show." "the ed show" team was on the ground in virginia this weekend, ahead of one of the most important governor races in the past decade. president obama joined hundreds of terry mcauliffe supporters at washington lee high school in arlingt arlington, virginia sunday. we were there. we asked the voters, what were the issues motivating them tomorrow. supporters had this to say. >> looking out for his future and want to make sure that it's a society we want him to grow up in. >> i would
will probably be in virginia one week from today. ken cuccinelli versus terry mcauliffe. even people who have voted republican forever say they are not going to vote for ken cuccinelli. who knows, miracles do happen in politics, but ken cuccinelli appears to need one. e.w. jackson trails by more than ken cuccenlli does. so the governor's race looks like a democratic blowout. that means the most hotly contested election might be the attorney general's race in virginia. in that attorney general race, it's republican state senator mark obenshane who's running against democratic state senator mark herring. and right now, they appear to be very close. the senate democrats lead 49-46. which means the race is pretty close to predict with any confidence. and that has caused republicans to see mark obenshane -- now mark obenshane, if he is elected will be famous for that. the last thing he is famous for, though, was what he did in 2009 as a virginia state senator. he introduced a bill that year which said if a woman in virginia has a miscarriage without a doctor present, she must report that miscarria
college poll hasterry mccoloradoive with a lead over ken cuccinelli. quinnipiac university finds mcallive with a smaller lead over the attorney general. no matter which poll you're looking at, this is so clear. social issues matter. and women could make the difference in this election. and, of course, turnout. now, according to quinnipiac, female voters in virginia backed mcallive over cuccinelli. the "washington post" finds the margin bigger with kuch necessarily trailing by what, 24 points among whelm.cuccinelli trailing by what, 24 points among whelm. this could be the reason. cuccinelli was one of three attorneys general who did not join a bipartisan push for reauthorization of the violence against women act. also cuccinelli was the first attorney general to sue the federal government over obama care, which expands access for women health care. he voted against a senate bill, stating that contraception is not abortion. he sponsored personhood bills, which would give legal rights to embryos from the moment of fertilization and potentially interfere with access to basic birth cont
the implementation of the notorious federal health care law. >> reporter: ken cuccinelli the personification of the tea party. the polls say he is going to lose. his demise in virginia could be a sign of things to come. >> all right, joining me now is congressman gerry connolly, a democrat from virginia. congressman, thank you for taking some time tonight. i want to get to that election in virginia and what it says about where the country is and where the country is going, it's only five days away. but first i want to start at the basic issue of the poll numbers for the president today, which made so much news today. you heard that repetition in the package we just played there. george bush territory, the idea that here in his fifth year as president, president obama now falling to a level about where george w. bush was at this point in his fifth year. what do you make of the numbers you're seeing for the president right now, just as a democrat, as a member of his party, what do you attribute it to and are you worried about it? >> you know, i think every president has a rough patch. i'm old
election has dipped from the previous one. just twice. both terry mcauliffe and ken cuccinelli seem to be aware of that history because when there's general discontent with the choices, that's what happens. it happened in 1985 when a democrat won and in 1998 when jim gilmore won. 64% of mcauliffe voters claim they're not voting for mcauliffe but against cuccinelli. >>> next up, the fifth, as in the fifth circuit court of appeals. where a federal judge ruled monday that a new texas law that restricts -- puts new restrictions on abortion are unconstitutional. the law was famously filibustered by democratic state senator wendy davis who has now launched a bid for governor. the law was set to go into effect today. texas attorney general greg abbott, also running for goff, no was expected to file an emergency appeal. we've seen this time and again. state laws on abortions usually get stopped or overturned by the courts. our final number for you today, 100. that's how many days are left until the 2014 winter olympics in sochi, russia. go get your maps out and if ig your out where that is.
challenger, ken cuccinelli. roanoke college finds mcauliffe with as much of a 15-point lead but quinnipiac poll has him leading by four points. in an e-mail sent to supporters thursday, mcauliffe made it very clear, don't get comfortable and don't sit this one out. mcauliffe wrote to his supporters, in off year elections like this when tea party voters turn out more reliably than democrats. for 45 years, the political party that controls the white house has lost our governor's race the next year. in 2009, fewer than 40% of virginia voters cast a ballot for governor, despite the fact that nearly 70% voted in the presidential election the year before. there's a lot at stake in the state of virginia, no question about it. ken cuccinelli has spent his entire career as an elected official, trying to roll back any progress on women's reproductive rights. cuccinelli's running mate for lieutenant governor, e.w. jackson, has clearly defined himself as an extremist home phone. folks, this is not an election day the country want to miss. get out and vote in virginia. joining me tonight for the "rapid
. the president on sunday have painted the general cuccinelli as an extremist and do their best to link him to the tea party in washington. you have seen an extreme faction of the republican party that has shown again and again and again that they are willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don't get 100% of what they want. >> it was ken couch nell whoa brought ted to richmond two weeks ago. can you imagine if they ran the virginia government? >> cuccinelli joined on saturday, but wisconsin governor scott walker is trying to turn it into a referendum and trying to make it a referendum on the president himself. >> i am glad to have it here today too. on tuesday virginia can send a message to washington, d.c. and the rest of america and tell them no more denial of freedom for patients and doctors. >> careful what you ask for. the republican party wants that to be the reverent um on tomorrow's vote. he will stump with cuccinelli in culpepper. in an admission that libertarian candidate is syphoning off republican votes, t
cuccinelli and chris christie has a wide lead over barbara buono. but virginia, new jersey say a lot of the ballots for the heart of the republican party. the clintons are really making virginia their territory. >> exactexactly. >> but it's going to show the difference between chris christie taking over a blue state and here we go with mcauliffe where ken cuccinelli could have run away with this race. >> this is like the bonapartes making maximillan emperor of mexico. this is a reach by the clintons. they take a guy, a good guy, mcauliffe, and put him into virginia. it's an extraordinary success. he's a very likeable guy but the clintons will get a lot of credit for this. this is the first big pin on the map. we've got virginia next time. >> do you think this is the tale of where the republican party is going and chris christie will become the national story? >> i have a dog in this race. i want the republican party to return to its roots. it will always have a very hard right part to it but i think it's got to rebuild its center. i think with christie they have a good shot at rebuil
to you againics. the kentucky senator made those remarks while stumping for ken cuccinelli. president obama heads to the old dominion state this weekend to campaign for terry mcauliffe. things are looking good for the democrat's hope to reclaim the governor's mansion. mcauliffe opened up a double digit lead over cuccinelli. but it's the gender gap catching the most attention. the candidates are running about even among male voters but cuccinelli trails mcauliffe by 34 points. and rick ramsey is sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. the republican was convicted in june of extortion, bribery and fraud. the new fbi director is making changes to on the job training. income agents have to visit martin luther king memorial in washington. he said the move is a warning of the dangers of becoming untethered to oversight and accountability. women of the supreme court finally have the painting they deserve. artists unveiled it on monday at the smithsonian. it features the current female justice and sandra day o'connor. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> joining me now for our
. terry mcauliffe leads ken cuccinelli by 12 points. his largest margin in the poll yet. and when mcauliffe supporters asked what motivates their vote, as i said, nearly two-thirds, 64%, say it's the chance to vote against the republican cuccinelli. by just not being the extreme right winger, the democrat gets the bulk of the votes. this matches, by the way, almost the 65% of virginia voters who have now said they have an unfavorable opinion of the republican party nationally suggesting the force driving this election of virginia next tuesday is the negative voter feeling about the republican party nationally. gene, this is stark stuff. i know we live in washington. i know virginia's to our south across the potomac. but this is the canary in the mine that just died for the republican party. >> well, i think it did. if you look at virginia, it's a purple state. it was red, it's become more blue. it's gone for obama a couple of times. but it's very close. it's a changing state. growing hispanic population. it's like the country in some sense. >> the numbers are almost exactly the same
putting terry mcauliffe over cuccinelli by 20 points. women preferring mcauliffe by 24 points. but then two days ago, a new poll released which shows a much, much closer contest for virginia governor. in the poll, he's still in the lead but only by four points now. for a candidate who has nod led a poll outright since he led exactly one back in mid july, ken cuccinelli being down by four in october represents an epic surge, a cuccinelli surge which sounds like an fcc violation. and he might actually be closing the gap. what does that mean? john stanton is joining us washington bureau chief at buzz feed. thank you for being here tonight. >> good to be here. >> do you see a way that ken cuccinelli surprises everyone and scratches out a win here? >> yeah, sure. if his staff lets him out of the box they're keeping him in, yes, sure, i think that would allow him to start talking and say things that would probably hurt his candidacy. other than some major gaffe on his part, no, i don't think, he's looking at a win at this point. >> at this point, so much of the attention on sort of
cuccinel cuccinelli. >> the whole country is waiting for your choice. >> an extreme faction of the republican party, they're willing to hijack the entire party, the country, the economy. >> we want more leaders like your next governor, ken cuccinelli. therveths don't come better than chris christie. >> they try to discern things. >> there are very real consequences when you operate ideologically. >> does ted cruz stand out to you? >> put five red necks on a mower. >> i'm being unfairly targeted by a bunch of hacks and haters. if dueling were legal in kentucky it would be a challenge. >> the last five years have not been a great time. >> a jumble of unfocused noise out of touch with the things you care about. ♪ like a song you hear that lingers in your ear ♪ ♪ but you can't forget from sundown ♪ ♪ >> this week marks one year since the 2012 presidential election and if this is the annual checkup, it's largely the president's health care law that's going through a major stress test. and right now, the white house is reaching out for support in the face of continuous o
cuccinelli is as far right as they come. he thinks same-sex relationships are immoral, wants to ban abortions with no exception, and once said it's possible the president was born in kenya. and he's plunging in the polls. 12 points behind. so why is that? president obama was in virginia over the weekend with the answer. >> you've seen on extreme faction of the republican party that has shown again and again and again that they're willing to hijack the economy and the country and grind to a halt if they don't get 100% of what they want. now -- >> the extremists are hijacking the entire party and one year later they haven't learned anything. joining me now are joan walsh and cynthia tucker. thanks for joining me. >> good to be here, reverend. >> joan, the president talked about hijacking the country. a year later, they did not learn anything. >> it's been a lost year for the republican party. and we're really feeling it as we sit and watch what's going on in virginia. they've nominated somebody who is just a total extremist. they're blocking action on immigration reform, so they're doing nothin
's the front-runner right now. president didn't waste any time linking ken cuccinelli to the national tea party. >> you've seen an extreme faction of the republican party that has shown again and again and again that they are willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don't get 100% of what they want. if you embrace the very politics that led to this shutdown, i guarantee you it's not in the rear view mirror of voters in virginia they remember. they understand that that is not how you govern and that is not how you move america forward. >> cuccinelli's campaign predicted president obama's visit would energize be republican voters outraged over the obama care rollout exchanges. terry mcauliffe leads cuccinelli by 12 points. >> that's a big gap. >> that's massive. >> we'll see. okay. are we going to go to toronto or should we wait until little center i think we'll do it after the break. you all haven't been that well behaved. >> let's smoke. >> no. let's not. that's bad. >> help me out, willie. >> terry wins this race. christi
for democratic candidate and frontrunner terry mcauliffe. he didn't waste time trying to link cuccinelli to the national tea party before. >> you've seen an extreme faction of the republican party that has shown again and again and again that they're willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don't get 100% of what they want. if you especially brace the v e politics that led to the shutdown, voters in virginia, they understand that that is for the how you fwofrn. govern and move america forward. >> the latest "washington post" poll shows mcauliffe leading cuccinelli by 12 points. >>> toronto's embattled mayor says if the police chief has video of him smoking crack, bring it, prove it. speaking on his radio show yesterday, mayor ford struck a defiant tone vowing to stay the course in office. still he apologized for mistakes saying, quote, i just got to maybe slow down a little bit on my drinking. he demandeded the police chief foe public with the video. he says the city should be able to judge for itself. arriving at t
polls show mcauliffe several points ahead of the republican attorney general ken cuccinelli. so why bring the big guns in at this point? well, to rally the base and make sure democratic precincts show up on election day. joining me now is politico's alex isenstadt. an article in politico today really dives deep into this talking about the turnout of black voters. he doesn't need to match obama's performance but the dropoff cannot be too steep. we saw the president there hammering that point home repeatedly today. i want to play another portion of what the president had to say. take a look. >> the real reason you're here is that the single redeeming virtue of political extremism is people show up on the other side. so are you going to show up? this whole election is about which virginia shows up. >> about which virginia shows up. alex, explain when we talk about the youth vote, and as we dissect that apart, how important it is for young african-americans and college students to turn out on november 5th. >> right. well, it's a week away from the election. and for terry mcauliffe parti
auliffe is several points ahead of his republican rival, ken cuccinelli. the question is what it will lock like on november 5th. he brought in the big dog, long time friend and former president you may know by the name of bill clinton. boost turn out particularly among african-american voters in college towns. on sunday, clinton kicked off a four-day, nine-city tour of the state with mcoffive. casting cuccinelli as divicive. he urged democrats not to take anything for granted. >> the one political virtue of extremism is this. if you can really get people all hot and bothered and their inside is in knots, full of anger and steam coming out of their ears instead of a light bulb going off in their brains, they will vote. they will show up every time. >> republicans inside washington run against health care and republicans outside washington run against washington, democrats everywhere are running against the tea party. >> just recently my opponent, ken cuccinelli was campaigning at a gathering of his supporters with ted cruz. he refused to stand up for virginia and against ted cruz's shut down str
a speech in support of ken cuccinelli. and the speech he gave seems to have been plagiarized from the wikipedia page on gatacca. it was a weird top nick a governor's speech to begin. what is weirder is to be a republican candidate for president which is what he is trying to do anne and thinking you can lift speeches from wikipedia as you are doing that. he traveled to lynchburg, virginia. his speech was about being anti-abortion. ken cuccinelli being anti-abortion and the theme he used he said, people who are pro choice on the issue of abortion are like the evil autocratic state in the movie gatacca they want to kill off anyone whose genes aren't adequate. therefore vote for ken cuccinelli. it was kind of weird. >> in the movie gattacca, in the not too distance future genetic place a primary role in determining your social class. >> the weird line in the not too distance future eugenics is common and. the line is almost ver bait in the entry on wikipedia. that's what rand paul said. and looks like it is not a coincidence. check this out. this later in the wikipedia sbrichl a descr
, obviously the more pragmatic conservative in new jersey and cuccinelli, a bit more extreme conservative tea partyier and support among women could not be further apart. you have cuccinelli down by 24 points among women. you have christie, who is leading with women by 23 points. perry, is this the moment when the republican party maybe learned something in terms of their messaging? i know that's what chris christie is hoping for. >> i think it is. i think that we should be clear to say, even most republican candidates are not as bad as ken cuccinelli is. i don't want to read too much into this particular race -- >> does have a special way with the lady folks. >> exactly, a little bit unique. one thing to note, we talked about health care as well. chris christie is one of the few republican governors who embraced obama care, he's taken up the medicaid funding there. obama care doing pred pretty badly overall but tomorrow will be a victory because i assume terry mcauliffe, the promedicaid expansion and chris christie to the left of republicans also wins, something to think about as we move for
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in new jersey and ken cuccinelli in virginia, the two republicans in the running have a lot to tell us about just what kind of republican can get elected these days. now, on the one hand, you have christie, who, if recent polls showing him clobbering his democratic opponent, barbara what's her name by a 19-point margin are any indication, it's the kind who wins elections. correction, the kind of republican who can win elections in a blue state that gave president obama 58% of the vote in 2012. now, on paper, chris christie is as conservative as they come. opposition to reproductive rights? check. he defunded planned parenthood and refused to fund new jersey state family planning centers. standing strong against marriage equality? check. he recently backed down from his efforts to block same-sex marriage from moving the forward in new jersey, but only after a long, long fight to keep it from happening. advancing economic austerity policies, check. opposing organized labor, check. suppressing votes by politicking a plan for early voting, uh, check. slashing public education budgets, chec
. ken cuccinelli, the republican candidate for governor, and since the shutdown he's sinking down 11 points in the polls this summer. but today his big response was to call in tea party senator rand paul who voted for the shutdown. see the pattern? their answer to rejection is to go even farther to the right. how's that for a winning strategy? let's put the fire out with more gas. good luck, republicans. joining me now is congressman john yarmouth, democrat from kentucky, and joan walsh from salon.com. thank you both for being on the show. congressman, after romney lost the election, the gop swore it was rebranding. but now we have ted cruz in iowa continuing with this myth campaign. what's going on here? >> well, reverend, it's amazing. john boehner november 7th after the election last year said we're finished with trying to repeal obama care. that battle's been won. that war's been won. now the republican party is acting like many of the japanese soldiers who kept fighting months and months and months after the japanese had surrendered. the war is over, but they are continuing to b
. of course, neither is anti sodomy laws, which is another focus of ken cuccinelli and rand paul, but that's another story for another day. the only thing i can figure here is it's hard for, quote, unquote, libertarians, right, to square their so-called love of freedom with an overbearing federal government that wants to tell women what to do with their bodies and essentially force them to give birth. so i think this eugenics thing is a way to say, well, if we don't force all women to have births, then the government is going to go to this place of eugenics. that's the only thing i can figure. it's a very bizarre situation. >> good try. erin, ken cuccinelli has already been struggling with female voters, in the most recent polls down a whopping 24 points. now he's got rapid paul going off about science fiction and the reason behind denying a woman control of her own body. is that a way to win back female voters? >> it's not the way to win back female voters. if you're looking at this double digit gap continuing to yawning and continuing to grow, these are people who supported personhood am
cuccinelli. the gop has built the race as a referendum on obama care. bill de blasio is slated to become the first gm to lead new york city since 1989. polls have given him huge leads. and in new jersey, governor chris christie is hoping for a second term. barbara would ypaints him as so who wants to be president, not governor. and now to the latest on obama care and the fight to fix it. if you tried logging on this morning, you probably noticed it was off line. operators temp operators temporarily shut down the sight to make updates. >> perhaps the most important lesson the president failed to learn was you have to tell the american people the truth. and when he told the american people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again, he wasn't telling the truth. >> but governor, on that point -- >> i think that fundamental dishonesty has really put in peril the whole foundation of his second term. >> romney also responded to the reports can dumped governor christie for health reasons. he said the governor provided health wi
, this is amazing. terry mcauliffe, the democrat, is outspending the republican ken cuccinelli by 25-1 on the air waves. >> we read so much stuff in the middle of the night, so i never know if i'm dreaming or not. did i see a poll in the middle of the night that said ken cuccinelli is tightening the race in a poll or two or not? >> tightening, sure. we have talked to both campaigns. there was a poll a couple days ago that showed it much tighter. the cuccinelli internal polls do not show it tightening that much. the campaigns believe it's an outlier that terry mcauliffe is cruising to an easy win. you never know. they go to the horse races because they come in and close the gap. >> terry mcauliffe seems like an outsider for the state of virginia. look at ken cuccinelli, who is very, very conservative. some would say too conservative right now for the state. these are the type of races in off years where you wake up and you go holy cow, that just happened? >> there's a third party candidate. newspapers supporting none of the three. it is a wild situation. >> it is a wild situation. do a lot of the
to stump for the gop's ken cuccinelli. even ron paul is expected to follow in his son's, rand paul's, footsteps perhaps proving that copying others does, in fact, run in the family. still, none of this is ex-pebpe to help cuccinelli or his campaign where his latest scandal involves the venom he once spewed in a newsletter sent to reporters. with the president scheduled to campaign for democrat terry mcauliffe this weekend, the only question now appears to be whether cuccinelli loses by double or single digits. joining us now, msnbc political analyst, the great professor michael eric dyson. this race, sir, has been a snapshot of what is hurting republicans nationally. we have a candidate who performs very poorly among women. whose hatred for homosexuality is matched by his contempt for the affordable care act and seems obsessed that oral sex is never performed in public. does that seem like a winning agenda to you? >> only if you're interested in multicultural -- on halloween. tho that's not a treat, that's a trick. absolutely, martin. you articulated by the republican party continu
for mcauliffe. that's from ken cuccinelli. this hail mary as it described by our first read team is essentially to try to tie up what's happening with the health care website and some of the issues that's plaguing the administration in getting it off the ground with the race in virginia. >> absolutely. obama care continues to be dominant force right now in the race. both mcauliffe is running on it and supported it. you see on the right cuccinelli has already made it an issue saying vote for me if you don't like obama care. even obama has -- his team has said if mcauliffe does win, saying there's a referendum on obama care and people do like this law once going forward. >> the first read team going back to -- people should check it out, both thoughts on this. you're saying that the races, particularly new jersey and virginia, it's about minding the middle and the base, which is what your headline was, mark. >> tamron, the point we were trying to make, the sign of a really healthy party, when your candidate tries to appeal to the middle that the base is not being alienated. we're s
republicans back east. like ken cuccinelli versus chris christie. and who's going to win the fight of that fight? who's going to be the 2016 republican. >>> and 60 minutes hit the benghazi button hard. can hillary clinton put that behind her? >>> and a good sign for the president's health care website. once it gets fixed. >>> it came soon enough. the website is now a live target for "snl." >> still need guns? consult healthcare.gov's frequently asked questions for topics like "what the hell". "how have i been on the same page for three hours." >> this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> ted cruz may end up a big winner one day in iowa. but in new hampshire he's off the pace. look at this new poll on the new hampshire republican presidential primary. the big leaders right now are rand paul and chris christie. paul's at 17%, christie behind at 16%. next coming paul ryan and jeb bush. ted cruz is well behind with just 6%. we'll be right back. [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,e
to be in the hands of the democrat, terry acall live. "the washington post" poll showing him up on ken cuccinelli the republican attorney general there 51-39, libertarian candidate polling at 8%. there's a big gap among women. mcauliffe leads cuccinelli by 24 points and i under the president will be going into virginia this weekend, jim. >> if i were the president that's what i would do. we're up by 12. no chance that democrats wouldn't win this seat. i would go in there and help claim part of the victory. mcauliffe is nervous. you want help from groups that helped obama. there's no mystery in the outcome. inside the white house worried that the clintons are getting the attention for spending so much time on this race in the state, building up their political operation and will they get the credit for the victory? partially. at the end of the day this was a superior candidate in an environment that very much favored democrats. >> jim, let me ask enthusiast, from outside of virginia not following the race close lui it makes no sense to me a libertarian candidate who run against cuccinelli whose co
's the only democrat, he gets my vote the devil himself would be better on women's issues than ken cuccinelli. tom, i guess, this to me seems in virginia the ultimate test of what the tea party can do in a general election in a swing state. terry mcauliffe is a weak democratic candidate this is an off year election. it should favor the republican. all these conditionsist that should make this a winnable race for republicans. like you say, the fact that cuccinelli will lose this, is there any sign, are you hearing any seen from the republicans of rethinking their strategy, rethinking that convention and more broadly rethinking the leaning on the pea party? >> i think, lock, the party has become estranged from the business base, you have the lt. gov. not endorsing cuccinelli. a number of high profile republicans not supporting the ticket at this point. there is a lot of rethinking. remember the party is controlled by the nomination process which happens to be convention at this point. a very conservative central committee. so for all of this i think it will take a few years to sort out. this is
point lead over his opponent ken cuccinelli. mark, you're the first read team, wrote about the race and position it what we're watching take place in new jersey as well. >> two things going on. on the one hand in the republican party, you have what is seen -- kind of playing out in virginia where republicans say we need to be a conservative party first and foremost. in new jersey, where chris christie is running for re-election, you end up having a different argument where chris christie who is conservative, is saying we need to win races first and foremost. almost electability versus ideology argument playing out. chris christie appears to be cruising towards re-election and ken cuccinelli is trailing mccalliffe. >> as exploring this as the 2016 proxy fight between clinton and christie. >> one of the reasons it's a proxy fight, a lot of people working on the terry mccalliffe campaign, there are folks who wouldn't play a big role in the hillary clinton for president campaign, on the other hand chris christie doing well in the exit polls with different demographic groups, what george
. and then there are the electable republicans back east. like ken cuccinelli versus chris christie. and who's going to win the fight of that fight? who's going to be the 2016 republican. >>> and 60 minutes hit the benghazi button hard. can hillary clinton put that behind her? >>> and a good sign for the president's health care website. once it gets fixed. >>> it came soon enough. the website is now a live target for "snl." >> still need guns? consult healthcare.gov's frequently asked questions for topics like "what the hell". "how have i been on the same page for three hours." >> this is "hardball," the place for politics. ch reports, customizable charts, powerful screening tools, and guaranteed 1-second trades. and at the center of it all is a surprisingly low price -- just $7.95. in fact, fidelity gives you lower trade commissions than schwab, td ameritrade, and etrade. i'm monica santiago of fidelity investments, and low fees and commissions are another reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. help the gulf when we made recover and learn the gulf, bp from
was out there campaigning for ken cuccinelli. andterry mccaulive is saying why didn't he disassociate himself from him? why didn't he have him out here. virginia has a lot of government employees. so cruz is a real problem for cuccinelli in virginia. >> interesting. one week from tomorrow. late-breaking news today. a federal judge has ruled the abortion restrictions passed by the texas legislature in july are unconstitutional, and will not take effect as planned on tuesday. the judge said the regulations violated the rights of abortion doctors to do what they think is best for their patients, and would reasonably restrict a woman's access to abortion clinics. the proposed restrictions were among the toughest in the nation, and gained national attention after wendy davis' high-profile filibuster. governor rick perry vows to fight the ruling. connie, what's your reaction to this? what is the -- the political -- how damaging is this to the conservative movement? >> well, it's particularly interesting, one of the p provision attention struck down because it would have prohibited doctors w
, it's idea eelg with a very conservative ken cuccinelli in blue new jersey, electability with the conservative and pragmatic christie leading the ticket. one is doing better than the other. there's an interesting poll that came out in "washington post" that said 64% support mcauliffe and voting against cuccinelli. this idealogical extreme rhetoric from the ticket in virginia has been such a turf off to the moderate voters, they base beingally handed this on a matter. >> why you at home, even if you know nothing about virginia politics, krystal can weigh in. this is a battle for the republican party's soul right now. and there's a contingent that called romney republican in name only and feels they need to push more and more extreme. there's a swath of america looking for moderation in the republican party. i had a conversation with senator mccain where he said publicly several times, we need moderates. so those two races are described showing us that tension playing out in real time. it will be significant. >> seeing the clintons and potus and rand paul reminded me the na
campaigning for ken cuccinelli -- >> perfect. >> -- a very right wing republican candidate for governor. >> perfect. >> i think his problem is the wisconsinites are really getting on to him. it's notable if that poll you mentioned mary burke, the announced candidate, a democrat, got 45%. kathleen vinhaut, a state senator who hasn't said she's going to run for governor, might get into the primary, got 44%. what you see is wisconsinites are clearly looking for an alternative, and my sense is that if scott walker keeps running around the country, campaigning for president, somebody might be able to spend some time in wisconsin and beat him. >> he clearly wants to be president of the united states. wants the nomination. in his book, walker made a point of trashing romney's campaign strategy. he says that romney did a lousy job of presenting a positive vision of free-market solutions to our nation's problem in a way that is relevant to people's lives." ruth, what do you think? do you think walker has laid out solutions? >> well, maybe he presents them with a smile on his face and it sounds p
-point lead over republican ken cuccinelli. mcauliffe, 45, cuccinelli 38. the election is this tuesday. polls in virginia close at 7:00 eastern. that's an early close. "hardball" will be quick with results with the exit polling and analysis here. join us tuesday night 7:00 eastern. "hardball" will have results. we'll be right back. so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. as your life and career change, fidelity is there for your personal economy, helping you readjust your retirement plan along the way, rethink how you're invested, and refocus as your career moves forward. wherever you are today, a fidelity i.r.a. has a wide range of investment choices to help you fine-tune your personal economy. call today, and we'll make it easy to mov
cuccinelli meanwhile has rnc chair and wisconsin governor scott walker with his yesterday. politico this week noted, quote, the striking contrast in surrogates in the home stretch of the virginia governor's race is another reminder of the gop's larger leadership vacuum and the civil war for the soul of a party still reeling from last year's thrashing. simply put, the party lacks a single unifying figure who appeals to every wing of the party let alone matches the star power of the clinton/obama tandem. joining me now is former congressman tom davis. thanks for being with us. does the gop really have just one or two big name closers? >> we have a the lot of cloers appealing to different wings of the party and i think most of them have come in at one time or another for our candidate. >> but they're mentioning the clinton/tandem coming out to help mcauliffe. >> it's hard to beat a president andest president and secretary of state in terms of bringing star power out. elections aren't won on who you bring out at the end. they attract kouds. but the bigger problem is the fight in virginia is the s
, for instance, the campaign manager of ken cuccinelli, when they were talking about the shutdown, they were having a hard time, and now they're talking about obama care and his campaign is doing better and better. the shutdown was not the right way, in my view, but with obama care, i would have taken the senate and the white house and replace it with something that's going to do a better job for the american people and let them keep the insurance they were promised they could keep in the first place. >> you mentioned ken cuccinelli running for governor in virginia. the new book is called "double down game change 2012." a lot of political intrigue. one aspect, governor, when you had a family owned plan, you actually voted against it. you questioned whether you should stay in the race and whether you could ultimately win. there is an argument that comes through in the book with some republicans that with the stakes so high in the 2012 election, did you not show enough fight? did you not want to win it enough? how do you rebut that charge? >> there is no question but that i wanted to win it. n
, at chris christie and ken cuccinelli is that friction, the difference between the tea party versus the establishment. and i want to play for you what conservative leader ralph reed says he thinks the republican party needs to do moving forward. >> you've got to say what you're for and not just what you're against. >> amen. >> it's not enough to be against obama care, what's your plan. secondly, you have to win some candidates who are effective messengers who can win people who even don't always agree with you on every issue. >> so how does the republican party move forward from here? what will you be looking for? what will poll numbers tell us? >> what i like is the republican establishment and republican elites kind of looking at the republican party and saying what ought to happen. but the fact is the voters -- the primary voters, the base voters of the republican party are the drivers of this. and they're the ones who give us these candidates that are elected in general elections. chris christie probably can't be nominated in the republican party -- >> you're talking probably an
washington post" poll shows him leading ken cuccinelli 51-39 with libertarian candidate behind. president obama will help mcauliffe campaign this weekend as the race heads into the final stretch. >>> penn state will be paying millions of dollars in a settlement with more than two dozen sex abuse victims of jerry sandusky. the university will may $60 million to 26 of sandusky's victims. the settlements will not be funded student tuition, taxpayer funds or donations. sandusky is currently serving between 30 and 60 years behind bars after being convicted last year on 45 different counts of sex abuse. he's appealing the verdict. penn state president said quote, we hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by mr. sandusky and another step forward for penn state. we cannot undo what has been done but we can and must do everything possible to learn from this and ensure it never happens again at penn state. >>> two oklahoma inmates are back in jail after a pretty unlikely escape over the weekend. yesterday we told you about four inmates snuck out of a county detentio
" score board. mccallive leads over cuccinelli. and the libertarian in the race at 9. that's a lot closer than yesterday's washington post poll that had mccallive up by 12. we'll know more this coming tuesday, election day. polls in virginia close at 7:00 eastern time next tuesday, and "hardball" will be quick with the results and all the exit polls and analysis. join us next tuesday for "hardball" and we'll be right back. tight spots. and more space so that you always have your favorite stuff. and, just for good measure, an incredibly efficient 40 mpg highway. so that when you're doing more, you're spending less. the all-new nissan versa note. your door to more. now get a $139 per month lease on a 2014 nissan versa note. ♪ now get a $139 per month lease on a 2014 nissan versa note. help the gulf when we made recover and learn the gulf, bp from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts w
board. mcauliffe leads over cuccinelli. and the libertarian in the race at 9. that's a lot closer than yesterday's washington post poll that had mcauliffe up by 12. we'll know more this coming tuesday, election day. polls in virginia close at 7:00 eastern time next tuesday, and "hardball" will be quick with the results and all the exit polls and analysis. join us next tuesday for "hardball" and we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." senator rand paul is about to get something into his wheel house, the federal reserve, who he says has too much power, unless he gets a vote on the pet bill that would restrain the feds, had he warns in a letter to senator harry reid, i will object to the unanimous waiver of any rule with respect to the nomination of dr. yellen, with respect to 9. rand paul hopes to ride it straight to the white house. his strange obsession recalls this iconic scene from the movie "dr. strange love." >> i can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration, the sub version, and the international communist conspiracy to sap and purify all of our precious bo
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